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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054925/the-wound-trend-scale-a-retrospective-review-of-utility-and-predictive-value-in-the-assessment-and-documentation-of-lower-leg-ulcers
#1
Noreen A Campbell, Donna L Campbell, Andrea Turner
Wound assessment is essential to manage wound care. The Wound Trend Scale (WTS) is a paper-and-pen instrument comprised of 14 parameters designed to guide assessment of findings relevant to lower leg ulcer management and includes an infection screen and cues for physician consultation. To determine its clinical utility, predictive value, and reliability, data were retrospectively analyzed from a random sampling of medical records of patients seen at a Foot and Leg Clinic between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2008...
December 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054924/a-mixed-methods-study-to-assess-interrater-reliability-and-nurse-perception-of-the-braden-scale-in-a-tertiary-acute-care-setting
#2
Chester H Ho, Amanda Cheung, Danielle Southern, Wrechelle Ocampo, Jaime Kaufman, David B Hogan, Barry Baylis, John M Conly, Henry T Stelfox, William A Ghali
Research regarding the reliability of the Braden Scale and nurses' perspectives on the instrument for predicting pressure ulcer (PU) risk in acute care settings is limited. A mixed-methods study was conducted in a tertiary acute care facility to examine interrater reliability (IRR) of the Braden Scale and its subscales, and a qualitative survey using semi-structured interviews was conducted among nurses caring for patients in acute care units to gain nurse perspective regarding scale usability. Data were extracted from a previous retrospective, randomized, controlled trial involving adult patients with compromised mobility receiving care in a tertiary acute care hospital in Canada...
December 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054923/descriptive-longitudinal-study-results-applied-to-statistical-models-to-assess-the-impact-of-early-microbiological-cultures-on-the-economic-burden-of-treatment-for-infected-diabetic-foot-ulcers-at-a-mexican-public-health-facility
#3
Luz-Ma-Adriana Balderas-Peña, Daniel Sat-Muñoz, Rosa-Emilia Ramírez-Conchas, Moisés-Roberto Alvarado-Iñiguez, Javier-Eduardo García-de-Alba-García, Eduardo Cruz-Corona, José-Luis Chávez-Hurtado, José-Martín Chagollán-Ramírez
Infection plays a critical role in health care and impacts the cost of the treatment of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU). To examine the cost reduction associated with the multidisciplinary treatment of infected DFU (IDFU) by obtaining early (ie, within 48 hours of admission) microbiological culture results, a descriptive, longitudinal study was conducted. Data were collected prospectively from patient medical charts of a cohort of 67 patients (mean age, 56.14 ± 12.3 years; mean duration of diabetes, 14.95 ± 8 years) with IDFU treated at a Mexican public health facility from January 1 to April 30, 2010...
December 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861136/a-prospective-descriptive-quality-improvement-study-to-investigate-the-impact-of-a-turn-and-position-device-on-the-incidence-of-hospital-acquired-sacral-pressure-ulcers-and-nursing-staff-time-needed-for-repositioning-patients
#4
Kimberly D Hall, Rebecca C Clark
Patients in critical care areas are at risk for developing hospital-acquired pressure ulcers (HAPUs) due to their physical conditions and limited ability to reposition themselves. A prospective, 2-phase quality improvement study was conducted from September to November 2011 and from February to April 2012 in 1 medical and 1 surgical ICU to investigate the impact of a turn-and-assist device on the incidence of HAPUs and the time and personnel required to reposition patients reported as person/minutes (staff x minutes)...
November 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861135/pressure-ulcers-in-the-united-states-inpatient-population-from-2008-to-2012-results-of-a-retrospective-nationwide-study
#5
Karen Bauer, Kathryn Rock, Munier Nazzal, Olivia Jones, Weikai Qu
Pressure ulcers are common, increase patient morbidity and mortality, and costly for patients, their families, and the health care system. A retrospective study was conducted to evaluate the impact of pressure ulcers on short-term outcomes in United States inpatient populations and to identify patient characteristics associated with having 1 or more pressure ulcers. The US Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) database was analyzed using the International Classification of Disease, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9 CM) diagnosis codes as the screening tool for all inpatient pressure ulcers recorded from 2008 to 2012...
November 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768580/a-cross-sectional-study-to-determine-whether-adjustment-to-an-ostomy-can-predict-health-related-and-or-overall-quality-of-life
#6
Kirsten Lerum Indrebø, Gerd Karin Natvig, John Roger Andersen
Ostomy-specific adjustment may or may not predict health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and/or overall quality of life (QoL). A cross-sectional study was conducted among patients recruited from the customer registers of 8 surgical suppliers and pharmacies across Norway between November 2010 and March 2011 to determine which of the 34 items of the Ostomy Adjustment Scale (OAS) are the strongest predictors for HRQoL and overall QoL and to determine the HRQoL and overall QoL of individuals with an ostomy compared to a control group representing the general population...
October 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768579/the-prevalence-of-ostomy-related-complications-1-year-after-ostomy-surgery-a-prospective-descriptive-clinical-study
#7
Eva Carlsson, Jeanette Fingren, Anne-Marie Hallén, Charlotta Petersén, Elisabet Lindholm
Despite advancements in the creation and care of stomas, ostomy and peristomal skin complications are common immediately following surgery as well as in the months and years thereafter. A prospective study to determine the prevalence of ostomy and peristomal skin complications and the influence of ostomy configuration on such complications was conducted 1 year after ostomy surgery among all patients at a university hospital in Sweden. All participants received regular (10 to 14 days post discharge, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year post surgery) ostomy follow-up care by a wound ostomy continence (WOC) nurse...
October 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27768578/a-prospective-observational-study-to-assess-the-use-of-thermography-to-predict-progression-of-discolored-intact-skin-to-necrosis-among-patients-in-skilled-nursing-facilities
#8
Jill Cox, Loretta Kaes, Miguel Martinez, Daniel Moles
Skin temperature may help prospectively determine whether an area of skin discoloration will evolve into necrosis. A prospective, observational study was conducted in 7 skilled nursing facilities to determine if skin temperature measured using infrared thermography could predict the progression of discolored intact skin (blanchable erythema, Stage 1 pressure ulcer, or sus- pected deep tissue injury [sDTI]) to necrosis and to evaluate if nurses could effectively integrate thermography into the clinical setting...
October 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668480/topical-corticosteroid-for-the-treatment-of-hypergranulation-tissue-at-the-gastrostomy-tube-insertion-site-a-case-study
#9
Ryusuke Ae, Koki Kosami, Shinsuke Yahata
Hypergranulation tissue formation around a gastrostomy tube insertion site is a common feeding tube-related complication that affects patients who receive long-term enteral nutrition. Some clinicians recommend use of a topical corticosteroid in patients with gastrostomy tube insertion site hypergranulation. However, documentation is scant regarding appropriate treatment for this condition. This case report describes a 67-year-old bedridden man with spinocerebellar degeneration who presented with hypergranulation at the site of the gastrostomy tube, inserted 1 week earlier...
September 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668479/exploring-the-effect-of-educating-certified-nursing-assistants-on-pressure-ulcer-knowledge-and-incidence-in-a-nursing-home-setting
#10
Cathy L Wogamon
The certified nursing assistant (CNA) is the caregiver who frequently identifies the first signs and symptoms of pressure ulcers (PUs) in the long-term care setting. A quality improvement effort was implemented to explore the effect of a 1-hour CNA education program about early identification, treatment, and prevention of PUs on PU knowledge, PU incidence, and PU prevention interventions, including skin checks. All 33 CNAs employed in a care facility for residents 55+ years old were invited to participate. CNA demographic and PU education variables were obtained...
September 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668478/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-with-instillation-and-dwell-time-used-to-treat-infected-orthopedic-implants-a-4-patient-case-series
#11
Robert Dettmers, Wouter Brekelmans, Michiel Leijnen, Boudewijn van der Burg, Ewan Ritchie
Infection following orthopedic implants for bone fixation or joint replacement is always serious and may require removal of the osteosynthetic material. Negative pressure wound therapy with instillation and dwell time (NPWTi-d) is an emerging therapy for the treatment of complex wounds, including infected wounds with osteosynthetic material. The purpose of this case study was to evaluate the outcomes of 4 patients (1 man, 3 women; age range 49 to 71 years) with a postoperative wound infection (POWI) following fracture repair and internal fixation...
September 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668477/a-meta-analysis-to-evaluate-the-predictive-validity-of-the-braden-scale-for-pressure-ulcer-risk-assessment-in-long-term-care
#12
Hong-Lin Chen, Wang-Qin Shen, Peng Liu
Although it is among the most commonly used pressure ulcer risk assessment tools, the Braden Scale may lack strong predictive validity when used in the long-term care setting. A meta-analysis was conducted of English-language articles published in the PubMed database and Web of Science from the indices' inception through July 2015 to assess the predictive validity of the Braden Scale for pressure ulcers in long-term care residents. Search terms included pressure ulcer, pressure sore, bedsore, decubitus, long-term care, nursing home, skilled nursing facility, hospice, and Braden...
September 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668476/editorial-opinion-qualifying-the-use-of-only-in-your-job-description
#13
EDITORIAL
Lia van Rijswijk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27564437/posterior-thigh-flap-pedicled-on-the-cutaneous-vessels-arising-from-the-popliteo-posterior-intermediate-artery-a-report-of-5-cases
#14
Xi-Guang Sun, Xu Gong, Liang-Song Song, Jian-Li Cui, Xin Yu, Bin Liu, Lai-Jin Lu
Surgical repair of soft tissue defects of the knee and leg remains challenging. Using a case study approach, the anatomy of the popliteo-posterior intermediate cutaneous artery was examined, and a reverse island flap method was developed and implemented. After obtaining informed consent, 5 patients (1 woman, 4 men, age range 31 to 57 years) underwent the experimental use of a reverse island flap with a posterior thigh flap pedicled on the cutaneous vessels arising from the popliteo-posterior intermediate artery to repair soft-tissue defects of the knee and leg...
August 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27564436/a-retrospective-single-institution-review-of-loop-ileostomy-reversal-outcomes
#15
Peige Zhou, Jennifer Hrabe, John Byrn
Although loop ileostomies are created to mitigate the risk of anastomotic leaks, their reversal is associated with significant morbidity. Complications such as ileostomy site hernia and wound infections are not uncommon. A retrospective study was conducted among 176 consecutive patients who had undergone ileostomy reversal between September 2009 and November 2012 at a tertiary care teaching hospital. The main purpose of the study was to compare differences in short-term outcomes associated with hand-sewn versus stapled anastomotic techniques and purse-string versus stapled/sutured skin closure versus wounds left to heal by secondary intention...
August 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27564435/the-effect-of-preoperative-subcutaneous-fat-thickness-on-surgical-site-infection-risk-in-patients-undergoing-colorectal-surgery-results-of-a-multisite-prospective-cohort-study
#16
Hiromi Nakagawa, Kaori Ohno, Shunya Ikeda, Masaki Muto
Surgical site infection (SSI) is one of the most frequent postoperative complications among patients undergoing elective colorectal surgery. A multisite, prospective cohort study was conducted to investigate whether the thickness of subcutaneous fat (TSF) influences the occurrence of SSI in patients undergoing colorectal surgery. Participants included patients scheduled to receive colorectal laparotomy for colorectal cancer and who were under the care of a wound ostomy continence nurse at 17 participating general hospitals in Japan...
August 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27564434/editorial-opinion-fact-check-please
#17
EDITORIAL
Lia van Rijswijk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27428565/using-a-bedside-video-assisted-test-tube-test-to-assess-stoma-viability-a-report-of-4-cases
#18
Sarwat Ahmad, Keli Turner, Paulesh Shah, Jose Diaz
Mucosal discoloration of an intestinal stoma may indicate self-limited venous congestion or necrosis necessitating operative revision. A common bedside technique to assess stoma viability is the "test tube test". A clear tube is inserted into the stoma and a hand-held light is used to assess the color of the stoma. A technique (video-assisted test tube test [VATTT]) developed by the authors utilizes a standard video bronchoscope inserted into a clear plastic blood collection tube to visually inspect and assess the mucosa...
July 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27428564/a-retrospective-observational-study-of-enteral-nutrition-in-patients-with-enteroatmospheric-fistulas
#19
Alexander Reinisch, Juliane Liese, Guido Woeste, Wolf Bechstein, Nils Habbe
Enteroatmospheric fistulas (EAFs) represent a challenging problem in patients with an open abdomen (OA). A retrospective, descriptive study was conducted to evaluate the effects of enteral alimentation on wound status and management and nutrition. All patients with an EAF in an OA treated between October 2012 and December 2014 at a university hospital in Germany were included without criteria for exclusions. Demographic and morbidity-related data collected included age, gender, surgeries, OA grading, body mass index (BMI), serum albumin, and serum creatinin...
July 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27428563/a-quantitative-pooled-analysis-and-systematic-review-of-controlled-trials-on-the-impact-of-electrical-stimulation-settings-and-placement-on-pressure-ulcer-healing-rates-in-persons-with-spinal-cord-injuries
#20
Liang Liu, Julie Moody, Angela Gall
Pressure ulcers (PrUs) are among the most common secondary complications following spinal cord injury (SCI). External electrical current applied to a wound is believed to mimic the body's natural bioelectricity and to restart and stimulate endogenous electrical fields to promote wound healing. A systematic review was conducted to critically appraise and synthesize updated evidence on the impact of electrical stimulation (ES) versus standard wound care (comprising cleansing, dressing, nutrition, and debridement as necessary) and/or sham stimulation on PrU healing rates in persons with SCIs...
July 2016: Ostomy/wound Management
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